1972 LAUNCESTON K.O CUP Final
DOBWALLS 1-0 TINTAGEL
Dobwalls became the holders of the Launceston & District K.O Cup when they beat Tintagel by the only goal of the match at Pennygillam (Launceston) on Tuesday evening.
In the first half Tintagel had to do a lot of defending when Dobwalls came at them with some fine attacking moves. A neat pass from Deacon enabled Olver to rise above the Tintagel defence and head home a superb goal to give Dobwalls a deserved lead. Still keeping the pressure on with their more constructive football, Dobwalls almost scored a second when Selleys header from a French free kick was just past the post. Both goalkeepers, who were incidentally named Worden, were kept on their toes and Dobwalls keeper made a brilliant save to stop Stacey from scoring for Tintagel.
Things were different in the second half when Tintagel went all out for the equaliser. Channon was a hard worker for Tintagel and could be seen not only in attack but helping out at the back as well. However goals would not come for Tintagel and Dobwalls gradually came back at them again, Tintagels defence with May outstanding, were giving nothing away, although Worden made one sparkling save from Olver. Sensing defeat Tintagel threw everything into attack in the last fifteen minutes, with May going up into the forward line in an effort to strengthen Tintagels thrust, but Dobwalls held out until the final whistle to secure what was on the whole a deserved victory.
For Dobwalls, Steers and Richards in defence played well; and for Tintagel, Channon and May were pillars of strength.
The cup and replicas were presented by Jack Hobbs, president of the competition